Christchurch, New Zealand's second-biggest city, faced today from a magnitude 5.5 quake. The earthquake was 11 kilometers (7 miles) deep and centered 10 kilometers southeast of the city. It struck at 1 p.m. local time.
Telephone services were affected and there were reports of damage in the city that was devastated by a magnitude 6.3 temblor in February that killed more than 180 people and closed the central business district, the news website reported.
The NZ government reported that there some damage, while there are not injuries.